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Flute/guitar duet featured in concert
|photo1|Flutist Rhonda Bradetich and guitarist Paul Grove will perform their own blend of ethnic, folk and jazz music during a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30 in North Idaho College’s Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium.
The concert “Music of the Americas” will include Brazilian jazz, Latin-American folk music as well as some original pieces and works by Piazzola and Schubert. The duet combines the primal sounds of two of the world’s first musical instruments, the guitar and the flute. Bradetich will play several flutes, ranging from the solid gold instrument handcrafted for her in Boston to the Native American flute created in the Southwest.
Bradetich and Grove have been performing together for nine years. They met through their affiliation with NIC; Bradetich is an instructor of flute at NIC and Grove teaches guitar at NIC, Gonzaga University and Whitworth College. The two have traveled extensively nationwide performing and providing educational outreach programs.
Bradetich is an Idaho native who has won both the Northwest Young Artist Competition and the Spokane Music and Arts Festival Young Artist Competition. She has received several grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and was chosen to perform for the Idaho Governor’s Awards in the Arts in 1994. She has released a recording, “Reflections,” with pianist Stefanie Kowalski and harpists Leslie Stratton Norris and Therese Wunrow as well as a new recording “Mosaic” with Grove on her Goldenflute label.
Grove was born in Philadelphia and at the age of 15 was sponsored by the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Rotary to attend the Peabody Conservatory of Music while still in high school. He was the first guitarist to win the Peabody Concours Competition. He went on to study music at the North Carolina School of the Arts where he became the first recipient in the nation of the master’s degree in pedagogy and performance. He was the first guitarist to receive the Graduate College Fellowship at the University of Arizona and he holds a Ph.D. in Russian music.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Information: (208) 255-9130.
For More Information
NIC Flute Instructor Rhonda Bradetich, (208) 255-9130
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
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